The Euro-Peristat network had a meeting on “Better Statistics for Better Health for Mothers and Newborns in Europe” in Paris on April 4th and 5th, 2016.
National stakeholders from 28 participating countries, European professional, advocacy and user associations met to discuss making routine data more useful for clinical care and health policy. We also welcomed BRIDGE Health representatives to discuss models for a sustainable European health information system.
Read about one of our sessions on new approaches to perinatal data linkage here
The Meeting was organized by INSERM, the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research
NETWORK UPDATE: Welcoming Bulgaria
We are pleased to announce Bulgaria a new participating member country.
We welcome Mrs Rumyana Kolarova,
Chief expert, head of section “Registers”, Department of ”National health data and eHealth” , National Center for Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA)
Mrs. Kolarova gives us more insight into characteristics of the Bulgarian perinatal health surveillance system here.
LATEST PUBLICATIONS from Euro-Peristat
There are large differences in the multiple birth rate across Europe and these have an impact on preterm birth and neonatal mortality rates. See article
Wide variations across countries in rates of severe perineal tears and episiotomy suggest that rates of tears may not be used as an indicator of obstetrical quality of care. The impact of very low episiotomy rates in some countries still requires further assessment. See article here, full text available on request
INVITED COMMENTARIES ON A GRAPH
Reflecting on the
size of maternity hospitals in Europe and why it matters.
Dr. Laust Mortensen, Associate Professor, Section of Social Medicine, University of Copenhagen; Chief Advisor at Danmarks Statistik, and scientific committee member from Denmark.
Pr. Joachim W. Dudenausen, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York; Professor and Chairman Emeritus - Dept. of Obstetrics - Charite University Medicine Berlin; Editor in Chief - Journal of Perinatal Medicine.
Pr. Stephan Schmidts, Professor of Obstetrics, Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany.
Pr. Francisco Bolumar Montrull, perinatal epidemiologist, Professor of preventive Medicine and Public Health, Unit of Public Health Sciences, Universidad de Alcalá and scientific committee member from Spain.
BRIDGE Health aims to prepare the transition towards a sustainable and integrated EU health information system for both public health and research purposes. The project includes 31 partners in 16 countries; read more here.
Euro-Peristat participates in the Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health work package.
At the last Expert Group on Health Information, the idea of creating an ERIC for Health Information was discussed.
OTHER EU HEALTH PROJECTS: The EPICE project & the European Social Survey ESS7
The EPICE project
Latest results on the use of evidence based practices to improve survival without severe morbidity for very preterm infants in 19 European regions, see article
The European Social Survey
ESS7 2nd data release New data release on the social determinants of health, see article
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